Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia

Research Article

A Descriptive Study of Motivationalvisitors at Batu Hobon Limbong Sagala-Samosir

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302112,
        author={Herdiana Boru Hombing},
        title={A Descriptive Study of Motivationalvisitors at Batu Hobon Limbong Sagala-Samosir},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCIRS},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={motivation visitors batu hobon},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302112}
    }
    
  • Herdiana Boru Hombing
    Year: 2020
    A Descriptive Study of Motivationalvisitors at Batu Hobon Limbong Sagala-Samosir
    ICCIRS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302112
Herdiana Boru Hombing1,*
  • 1: Institut Agama Kristen Negeri Tarutung
*Contact email: herdianasihombing@gmail.com

Abstract

This study aims to determine the motivation of visitors to the Batu Hobon Limbong Sagala Samosir tour. This research is a qualitative descriptive study because it produces descriptive data in the form of oral or written data, by looking for why or how something can happen. The research informant was determined by using accident sampling techniques, namely Batu Hobon tourist visitors as many as 10 people. Based on the results of the study, it was obtained that Batu Hobon visitors have diverse motivations coming to visit Batu Hobon, namely: recreational or recreational motivation, cultural and historical motivation, social-spiritual motivation, health motivation, and economic motivation. From this motivation, visitors to Batu Hobon visit, because they have unfulfilled desires and hope that by submitting a request to Mr. Sariburaja what they want, will be achieved. But some visitors come to Batu Hobon to travel or have fun and also to learn the history of Mr. Sariburaja and learn the Batak culture. If the arrival of visitors is based on the motivation of recreation and cultural-historical motivation, visitors do not perform any ritual. But when a visitor's motivation comes with social-spiritual motivation, health and economics in all three indicate a desire to achieve and realize something, then the Hobon visitor will perform a ritual and offer a prayer and then offer up a sacrifice.